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Honda mower carburetor problem


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08-19-16, 05:15 PM   #1  
Honda mower carburetor problem

I have a honda mower model Hrx217hma. I recently put a new carb. on it, when done I started it and on the fast idle speed, or slow it keeps reving up and down and won't stop. It runs smooth with the blades engaged but constantly reves when idling. Any help or ideas would be appreciated. When you live in Fl you can't go without your mower for too long.
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08-19-16, 07:39 PM   #2  
It is running lean, so you may have an air leak, while it is running spray/dribble carb/brake parts cleaner behind the carb and along the intake, if the engine tempo changes you have a leak, probably a failing gasket and can take the appropiate action. Have a good one. Geo

 
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08-19-16, 08:58 PM   #3  
I agree, too lean, either an air leak or carburetor restriction.


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08-20-16, 05:18 AM   #4  
I am going to check that, the thin gasket was torn some so that might be it. If it is I'll replace it to see if that's it and let you know. Thanks, Fritoguy15

 
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08-21-16, 08:14 AM   #5  
I replaced the torn gasket, and found out I was missing one on the backside of the carb so I replaced that one and started it up but it is still revving up and down. I'm not sure what else to do now anyone got some ideas?

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08-21-16, 08:35 AM   #6  
Try setting your choke to partially on and see if it stops hunting.

 
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08-21-16, 09:17 AM   #7  
How do I do that? I've never done that before.

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08-21-16, 10:12 AM   #8  
Now that you have replaced some gaskets try spraying the carb/brake parts cleaner behind the carb again to see if the leak is gone. Have a good one. Geo

 
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08-28-16, 11:01 AM   #9  
I'm still not having any luck, can I remove the top of the mower to see the carb better and see if I have a gasket that is out of align or leaking somewhere? It keeps hunting and won't stop.

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08-28-16, 11:48 AM   #10  
Did you have the same problem with the old carb or why did you replace it?

 
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